ERIC Number: ED246887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
SEDL's RX: A Workshop Package for Computer-Using Educators.
Lloyd, Linda A.
Designed to complement the manual, "Evaluation of Educational Software: A Guide to Guides," which provides an overview of 10 different models of microcomputer courseware evaluation instruments, this 5-section workshop guide outlines an approach to using the evaluation materials in a hands-on workshop setting. Session notes, reproducible handouts for the participants, and suggestions for implementation are included. The workshops begin with a discussion of key features of instructional and message design, including learning (cognitive) processes such as use of aids to memory and attention; language use and text characteristics; graphics and visual processing; the user's cognitive model; and feedback techniques. An overview covers the range of forms available in the "Guide to Guides." Procedures for hands-on evaluation of a correlated set of software examples (not included) are suggested, as well as alternatives to using the examples for groups without access to a compatible computer. The next section provides opportunities to describe and compare procedures, criteria, and formats of the 10 evaluation forms from the "Guide to Guides." Notes for the final session describe evaluation resources. Additional suggestions for the workshop group leader are included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Identifiers: Software Evaluation
Note: For related document, see ED 237 064.